Sadhna Paralkar, MD

Sadhna Paralkar, MD

Sadhna Paralkar, MD

Senior Vice President and National Medical Director

Dr. Paralkar is a Senior Vice President and National Medical Director in Segal’s Chicago office with over 20 years of experience. Dr. Paralkar leads Segal’s Medical Management consulting and has specialized expertise in on-site clinics, wellness programs, medical management program design, healthcare informatics and network management strategies to optimize health improvement while containing costs, and evaluation and implementation of disease management and wellness programs.

Dr. Paralkar’s extensive experience in healthcare operations, informatics and consulting includes positions at UnitedHealth Group (UHG) and Ingenix (now Optum Insight), where she provided data centric clinical expertise to clients in the payer, public sector and employer markets. She was responsible for the Care Management ROI model as the Director of Product Development for the Care Management suite of products at Optum.

Prior to joining UHG, Dr. Paralkar worked at a Fortune 500 company, Navistar, in various capacities for six years. The last position Dr. Paralkar held at Navistar was Associate Medical Director, where she was responsible for occupational health and disability, on-site clinics, on-site wellness programs, health benefits plan design and healthcare purchasing.

A native of Mumbai (Bombay), India, Dr. Paralkar completed her medical internship at L.T.M. General Hospital of University of Bombay, India after she received her baccalaureate degree in Medicine and Surgery from the same institution.

As a licensed family practitioner, some of Dr. Paralkar’s public health achievements include implementation and evaluation of immunization programs in rural India. She received an MS in Public Health from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign focusing on Health Data Analysis and Epidemiology. The National Institutes of Health funded part of her analytic research on health communications in mass media. Dr. Paralkar also received an MBA with a focus on Health Industry Management and Marketing from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

Dr. Paralkar is a member of the American Public Health Association, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, The Institute of Medicine of Chicago, American Association of Physicians from India and Women Business Leaders of the U.S. Health Care Industry Foundation.

Dr. Paralkar has published several articles on health and productivity in peer-reviewed journals and is a frequent speaker at national conferences concerning health care. Past speaking engagements include the Made in America Conference, the Society of Actuaries conference and the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) conference.

Examples of Dr. Paralkar’s publications and presentations include:

  • “Setting Up for Success: Wellness Strategies for Multiemployer Plans,” Benefits Magazine, December 2017
  • “Using Data to Make Decisions for Your Fund,” International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP) Health Care Management Conference, May 2017
  • “Blueprints & Cost for Onsite Clinics: Everything You Need to Know to Initiate and Successfully Run an Onsite Clinic,” Made In America 14th Annual Taft-Hartley Benefits Summit, January 2017
  • “Where Chronic Pain Management Meets Mental Health,” IFEBP Annual Conference, November 2016
  • “Are You Paying a Huge Price for the Opioid Drug Abuse Epidemic,” Benefits Magazine, August 2016
  • “ACOs/ACA Payment Reform/Shared Savings Arrangements,” Conference of Consulting Actuaries, May 2015
  • “Looking at the Future of Healthcare, Tele-Health, etc. What's the Impact on Your Fund?” Las Vegas, NV, Made in America: The 2015 Taft-Hartley Benefits Summit, January 2015
  • “What Obesity’s Designation as a Disease Means for Plan Sponsors,” IPMA HR News, January 2015
  • “The ROI of Your Wellness Program Depends on Design and Implementation,” with Steven F. Cyboran, Perspectives, July 2013
  • “How Healthy is Your Wellness Program? Measure Its Success,” Segal Newsletter, August 2012
  • “Genetic Testing: An Ever-Evolving Health Field Raises Complex Coverage Issues,” with Joanne Hustead, Benefits Law Journal, Spring 2011
  • “While We’re Waiting for Health Care Reform…Things We Can Do Now to Control Rising Costs,” Employersweb, June 11, 2009
  • “Why Health Care Costs Keep Rising — And What to Do About It,” SHRM Online, May 1, 2009

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Sadhna Paralkar, MD

Sadhna Paralkar, MD

Sadhna Paralkar, MD

Senior Vice President and National Medical Director

Dr. Paralkar is a Senior Vice President and National Medical Director in Segal’s Chicago office with over 20 years of experience. Dr. Paralkar leads Segal’s Medical Management consulting and has specialized expertise in on-site clinics, wellness programs, medical management program design, healthcare informatics and network management strategies to optimize health improvement while containing costs, and evaluation and implementation of disease management and wellness programs.

Dr. Paralkar’s extensive experience in healthcare operations, informatics and consulting includes positions at UnitedHealth Group (UHG) and Ingenix (now Optum Insight), where she provided data centric clinical expertise to clients in the payer, public sector and employer markets. She was responsible for the Care Management ROI model as the Director of Product Development for the Care Management suite of products at Optum.

Prior to joining UHG, Dr. Paralkar worked at a Fortune 500 company, Navistar, in various capacities for six years. The last position Dr. Paralkar held at Navistar was Associate Medical Director, where she was responsible for occupational health and disability, on-site clinics, on-site wellness programs, health benefits plan design and healthcare purchasing.

A native of Mumbai (Bombay), India, Dr. Paralkar completed her medical internship at L.T.M. General Hospital of University of Bombay, India after she received her baccalaureate degree in Medicine and Surgery from the same institution.

As a licensed family practitioner, some of Dr. Paralkar’s public health achievements include implementation and evaluation of immunization programs in rural India. She received an MS in Public Health from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign focusing on Health Data Analysis and Epidemiology. The National Institutes of Health funded part of her analytic research on health communications in mass media. Dr. Paralkar also received an MBA with a focus on Health Industry Management and Marketing from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

Dr. Paralkar is a member of the American Public Health Association, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, The Institute of Medicine of Chicago, American Association of Physicians from India and Women Business Leaders of the U.S. Health Care Industry Foundation.

Dr. Paralkar has published several articles on health and productivity in peer-reviewed journals and is a frequent speaker at national conferences concerning health care. Past speaking engagements include the Made in America Conference, the Society of Actuaries conference and the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) conference.

Examples of Dr. Paralkar’s publications and presentations include:

  • “Setting Up for Success: Wellness Strategies for Multiemployer Plans,” Benefits Magazine, December 2017
  • “Using Data to Make Decisions for Your Fund,” International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP) Health Care Management Conference, May 2017
  • “Blueprints & Cost for Onsite Clinics: Everything You Need to Know to Initiate and Successfully Run an Onsite Clinic,” Made In America 14th Annual Taft-Hartley Benefits Summit, January 2017
  • “Where Chronic Pain Management Meets Mental Health,” IFEBP Annual Conference, November 2016
  • “Are You Paying a Huge Price for the Opioid Drug Abuse Epidemic,” Benefits Magazine, August 2016
  • “ACOs/ACA Payment Reform/Shared Savings Arrangements,” Conference of Consulting Actuaries, May 2015
  • “Looking at the Future of Healthcare, Tele-Health, etc. What's the Impact on Your Fund?” Las Vegas, NV, Made in America: The 2015 Taft-Hartley Benefits Summit, January 2015
  • “What Obesity’s Designation as a Disease Means for Plan Sponsors,” IPMA HR News, January 2015
  • “The ROI of Your Wellness Program Depends on Design and Implementation,” with Steven F. Cyboran, Perspectives, July 2013
  • “How Healthy is Your Wellness Program? Measure Its Success,” Segal Newsletter, August 2012
  • “Genetic Testing: An Ever-Evolving Health Field Raises Complex Coverage Issues,” with Joanne Hustead, Benefits Law Journal, Spring 2011
  • “While We’re Waiting for Health Care Reform…Things We Can Do Now to Control Rising Costs,” Employersweb, June 11, 2009
  • “Why Health Care Costs Keep Rising — And What to Do About It,” SHRM Online, May 1, 2009

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Sadhna Paralkar, MD

Senior Vice President and National Medical Director

Sadhna Paralkar, MD

Contact Sadhna

The information you provide will not be shared with anyone outside Segal.

Dr. Paralkar is a Senior Vice President and National Medical Director in Segal’s Chicago office with over 20 years of experience. Dr. Paralkar leads Segal’s Medical Management consulting and has specialized expertise in on-site clinics, wellness programs, medical management program design, healthcare informatics and network management strategies to optimize health improvement while containing costs, and evaluation and implementation of disease management and wellness programs.

Dr. Paralkar’s extensive experience in healthcare operations, informatics and consulting includes positions at UnitedHealth Group (UHG) and Ingenix (now Optum Insight), where she provided data centric clinical expertise to clients in the payer, public sector and employer markets. She was responsible for the Care Management ROI model as the Director of Product Development for the Care Management suite of products at Optum.

Prior to joining UHG, Dr. Paralkar worked at a Fortune 500 company, Navistar, in various capacities for six years. The last position Dr. Paralkar held at Navistar was Associate Medical Director, where she was responsible for occupational health and disability, on-site clinics, on-site wellness programs, health benefits plan design and healthcare purchasing.

A native of Mumbai (Bombay), India, Dr. Paralkar completed her medical internship at L.T.M. General Hospital of University of Bombay, India after she received her baccalaureate degree in Medicine and Surgery from the same institution.

As a licensed family practitioner, some of Dr. Paralkar’s public health achievements include implementation and evaluation of immunization programs in rural India. She received an MS in Public Health from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign focusing on Health Data Analysis and Epidemiology. The National Institutes of Health funded part of her analytic research on health communications in mass media. Dr. Paralkar also received an MBA with a focus on Health Industry Management and Marketing from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

Dr. Paralkar is a member of the American Public Health Association, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, The Institute of Medicine of Chicago, American Association of Physicians from India and Women Business Leaders of the U.S. Health Care Industry Foundation.

Dr. Paralkar has published several articles on health and productivity in peer-reviewed journals and is a frequent speaker at national conferences concerning health care. Past speaking engagements include the Made in America Conference, the Society of Actuaries conference and the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) conference.

Examples of Dr. Paralkar’s publications and presentations include:

  • “Setting Up for Success: Wellness Strategies for Multiemployer Plans,” Benefits Magazine, December 2017
  • “Using Data to Make Decisions for Your Fund,” International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP) Health Care Management Conference, May 2017
  • “Blueprints & Cost for Onsite Clinics: Everything You Need to Know to Initiate and Successfully Run an Onsite Clinic,” Made In America 14th Annual Taft-Hartley Benefits Summit, January 2017
  • “Where Chronic Pain Management Meets Mental Health,” IFEBP Annual Conference, November 2016
  • “Are You Paying a Huge Price for the Opioid Drug Abuse Epidemic,” Benefits Magazine, August 2016
  • “ACOs/ACA Payment Reform/Shared Savings Arrangements,” Conference of Consulting Actuaries, May 2015
  • “Looking at the Future of Healthcare, Tele-Health, etc. What's the Impact on Your Fund?” Las Vegas, NV, Made in America: The 2015 Taft-Hartley Benefits Summit, January 2015
  • “What Obesity’s Designation as a Disease Means for Plan Sponsors,” IPMA HR News, January 2015
  • “The ROI of Your Wellness Program Depends on Design and Implementation,” with Steven F. Cyboran, Perspectives, July 2013
  • “How Healthy is Your Wellness Program? Measure Its Success,” Segal Newsletter, August 2012
  • “Genetic Testing: An Ever-Evolving Health Field Raises Complex Coverage Issues,” with Joanne Hustead, Benefits Law Journal, Spring 2011
  • “While We’re Waiting for Health Care Reform…Things We Can Do Now to Control Rising Costs,” Employersweb, June 11, 2009
  • “Why Health Care Costs Keep Rising — And What to Do About It,” SHRM Online, May 1, 2009

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Sadhna Paralkar, MD

Senior Vice President and National Medical Director

Sadhna Paralkar, MD

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The information you provide will not be shared with anyone outside Segal.

Dr. Paralkar is a Senior Vice President and National Medical Director in Segal’s Chicago office with over 20 years of experience. Dr. Paralkar leads Segal’s Medical Management consulting and has specialized expertise in on-site clinics, wellness programs, medical management program design, healthcare informatics and network management strategies to optimize health improvement while containing costs, and evaluation and implementation of disease management and wellness programs.

Dr. Paralkar’s extensive experience in healthcare operations, informatics and consulting includes positions at UnitedHealth Group (UHG) and Ingenix (now Optum Insight), where she provided data centric clinical expertise to clients in the payer, public sector and employer markets. She was responsible for the Care Management ROI model as the Director of Product Development for the Care Management suite of products at Optum.

Prior to joining UHG, Dr. Paralkar worked at a Fortune 500 company, Navistar, in various capacities for six years. The last position Dr. Paralkar held at Navistar was Associate Medical Director, where she was responsible for occupational health and disability, on-site clinics, on-site wellness programs, health benefits plan design and healthcare purchasing.

A native of Mumbai (Bombay), India, Dr. Paralkar completed her medical internship at L.T.M. General Hospital of University of Bombay, India after she received her baccalaureate degree in Medicine and Surgery from the same institution.

As a licensed family practitioner, some of Dr. Paralkar’s public health achievements include implementation and evaluation of immunization programs in rural India. She received an MS in Public Health from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign focusing on Health Data Analysis and Epidemiology. The National Institutes of Health funded part of her analytic research on health communications in mass media. Dr. Paralkar also received an MBA with a focus on Health Industry Management and Marketing from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

Dr. Paralkar is a member of the American Public Health Association, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, The Institute of Medicine of Chicago, American Association of Physicians from India and Women Business Leaders of the U.S. Health Care Industry Foundation.

Dr. Paralkar has published several articles on health and productivity in peer-reviewed journals and is a frequent speaker at national conferences concerning health care. Past speaking engagements include the Made in America Conference, the Society of Actuaries conference and the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) conference.

Examples of Dr. Paralkar’s publications and presentations include:

  • “Setting Up for Success: Wellness Strategies for Multiemployer Plans,” Benefits Magazine, December 2017
  • “Using Data to Make Decisions for Your Fund,” International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP) Health Care Management Conference, May 2017
  • “Blueprints & Cost for Onsite Clinics: Everything You Need to Know to Initiate and Successfully Run an Onsite Clinic,” Made In America 14th Annual Taft-Hartley Benefits Summit, January 2017
  • “Where Chronic Pain Management Meets Mental Health,” IFEBP Annual Conference, November 2016
  • “Are You Paying a Huge Price for the Opioid Drug Abuse Epidemic,” Benefits Magazine, August 2016
  • “ACOs/ACA Payment Reform/Shared Savings Arrangements,” Conference of Consulting Actuaries, May 2015
  • “Looking at the Future of Healthcare, Tele-Health, etc. What's the Impact on Your Fund?” Las Vegas, NV, Made in America: The 2015 Taft-Hartley Benefits Summit, January 2015
  • “What Obesity’s Designation as a Disease Means for Plan Sponsors,” IPMA HR News, January 2015
  • “The ROI of Your Wellness Program Depends on Design and Implementation,” with Steven F. Cyboran, Perspectives, July 2013
  • “How Healthy is Your Wellness Program? Measure Its Success,” Segal Newsletter, August 2012
  • “Genetic Testing: An Ever-Evolving Health Field Raises Complex Coverage Issues,” with Joanne Hustead, Benefits Law Journal, Spring 2011
  • “While We’re Waiting for Health Care Reform…Things We Can Do Now to Control Rising Costs,” Employersweb, June 11, 2009
  • “Why Health Care Costs Keep Rising — And What to Do About It,” SHRM Online, May 1, 2009

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  • May 5, 2022

    The Current and Future State of Digital Health

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Sadhna Paralkar, MD

Sadhna Paralkar, MD

Senior Vice President and National Medical Director

Contact Sadhna

The information you provide will not be shared with anyone outside Segal.

Dr. Paralkar is a Senior Vice President and National Medical Director in Segal’s Chicago office with over 20 years of experience. Dr. Paralkar leads Segal’s Medical Management consulting and has specialized expertise in on-site clinics, wellness programs, medical management program design, healthcare informatics and network management strategies to optimize health improvement while containing costs, and evaluation and implementation of disease management and wellness programs.

Dr. Paralkar’s extensive experience in healthcare operations, informatics and consulting includes positions at UnitedHealth Group (UHG) and Ingenix (now Optum Insight), where she provided data centric clinical expertise to clients in the payer, public sector and employer markets. She was responsible for the Care Management ROI model as the Director of Product Development for the Care Management suite of products at Optum.

Prior to joining UHG, Dr. Paralkar worked at a Fortune 500 company, Navistar, in various capacities for six years. The last position Dr. Paralkar held at Navistar was Associate Medical Director, where she was responsible for occupational health and disability, on-site clinics, on-site wellness programs, health benefits plan design and healthcare purchasing.

A native of Mumbai (Bombay), India, Dr. Paralkar completed her medical internship at L.T.M. General Hospital of University of Bombay, India after she received her baccalaureate degree in Medicine and Surgery from the same institution.

As a licensed family practitioner, some of Dr. Paralkar’s public health achievements include implementation and evaluation of immunization programs in rural India. She received an MS in Public Health from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign focusing on Health Data Analysis and Epidemiology. The National Institutes of Health funded part of her analytic research on health communications in mass media. Dr. Paralkar also received an MBA with a focus on Health Industry Management and Marketing from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

Dr. Paralkar is a member of the American Public Health Association, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, The Institute of Medicine of Chicago, American Association of Physicians from India and Women Business Leaders of the U.S. Health Care Industry Foundation.

Dr. Paralkar has published several articles on health and productivity in peer-reviewed journals and is a frequent speaker at national conferences concerning health care. Past speaking engagements include the Made in America Conference, the Society of Actuaries conference and the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) conference.

Examples of Dr. Paralkar’s publications and presentations include:

  • “Setting Up for Success: Wellness Strategies for Multiemployer Plans,” Benefits Magazine, December 2017
  • “Using Data to Make Decisions for Your Fund,” International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP) Health Care Management Conference, May 2017
  • “Blueprints & Cost for Onsite Clinics: Everything You Need to Know to Initiate and Successfully Run an Onsite Clinic,” Made In America 14th Annual Taft-Hartley Benefits Summit, January 2017
  • “Where Chronic Pain Management Meets Mental Health,” IFEBP Annual Conference, November 2016
  • “Are You Paying a Huge Price for the Opioid Drug Abuse Epidemic,” Benefits Magazine, August 2016
  • “ACOs/ACA Payment Reform/Shared Savings Arrangements,” Conference of Consulting Actuaries, May 2015
  • “Looking at the Future of Healthcare, Tele-Health, etc. What's the Impact on Your Fund?” Las Vegas, NV, Made in America: The 2015 Taft-Hartley Benefits Summit, January 2015
  • “What Obesity’s Designation as a Disease Means for Plan Sponsors,” IPMA HR News, January 2015
  • “The ROI of Your Wellness Program Depends on Design and Implementation,” with Steven F. Cyboran, Perspectives, July 2013
  • “How Healthy is Your Wellness Program? Measure Its Success,” Segal Newsletter, August 2012
  • “Genetic Testing: An Ever-Evolving Health Field Raises Complex Coverage Issues,” with Joanne Hustead, Benefits Law Journal, Spring 2011
  • “While We’re Waiting for Health Care Reform…Things We Can Do Now to Control Rising Costs,” Employersweb, June 11, 2009
  • “Why Health Care Costs Keep Rising — And What to Do About It,” SHRM Online, May 1, 2009

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  • May 5, 2022

    The Current and Future State of Digital Health

    How best to choose what you need? Get our tips on what to look for in a digital partner.

    Topics covered: Health

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